Visual Supports for Visual Thinkers: Practical Ideas for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Special Education Needs

Visual Supports for Visual Thinkers: Practical Ideas for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Special Education Needs

ISBN-10:
1849059454
ISBN-13:
9781849059459
Pub. Date:
09/28/2013
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers

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Overview

Visual Supports for Visual Thinkers: Practical Ideas for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Special Education Needs

Visual supports have been proven to be a highly effective way to communicate with, and teach, a student with an autism spectrum disorder or other learning difficulty.

This book is packed with simple, effective tools to assist in the education of students with special education needs. They can be adapted to be used with young children and older learners with a range of educational needs, including nonverbal learners. Based on the author's years of teaching experience, the book covers how the classroom environment is laid out, how to use schedules and time planning aids, different education approaches and the teaching of social rules and appropriate behavior. All the visual supports are clearly explained alongside examples and photos showing them in use in the classroom. The supports are also included with the accompanying online downloadable content as blank templates.

This will be a welcome resource of easy-to-use ideas for mainstream and special education teachers. Therapists, parents and anyone working with students with learning difficulties will also find many of the ideas useful.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849059459
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 09/28/2013
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 898,885
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Gary B. Mesibov. 1. Why are Visual Supports so Effective?. 2. Building the Classroom Environment. 3. All about Schedules. 4. Task Analysis through Mini-Maps. 5. Visual Supports for Instructional Success. 6. Visual Supports for Expressive Communication and Self-Advocacy. 7. Visual Supports to Teach Social Skills. 8. Visual Supports to Clarify Behavioral Expectations. 9. Building a Feeling Chart with Calming Strategies. 10. Examples of Visual Supports in Action. References. Index.

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